Annual American College Application Campaign® Survey
Data from the 2016 American College Application Campaign, as reported by ACAC states on the 2016 annual survey, indicate that:
- 5,727 high schools hosted a College Application Campaign event nationally.
- 440,852 seniors submitted at least one college application during 2016 College Application Campaign events.
- 744,090 college applications were submitted during 2016 College Application Campaign events.
As of now, this represents approximately an 18 percent increase in the number of participating high schools from 2015. ACAC has established the goal of reaching 7,000 high schools nationally during the 2017 campaign.
For information regarding each state’s implementation of the Campaign, please click on a state below and you will be taken to their ACAC State Profile Page.
Several states summarize their Campaign initiatives in annual reports. Samples of those reports are provided below. If your state has an annual report that you’d like to share, please email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 ACAC State Reports
2015 ACAC State Reports
2014 ACAC State Reports
2013 ACAC State Reports
2012 ACAC State Reports
Testimonials and Success Stories
“It felt good to get it out of the way, one off my plate. That was a good stress relief."
Erica Dixon, Galileo Senior High School student in Danville, Virginia as she submitted her college application during Virginia’s College Application Week pilot project. She learned that she was accepted to Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
"Our College Application Week has dramatically impacted seniors at Hardin High School. Simply completing a college application form and receiving a letter of acceptance boosts morale and motivates seniors to graduate on time prepared for college."
Hardin High School Counselor, Laura Sundheim in Hardin, Montana
“Applying to college is the first step on the path to earning the necessary skills to compete in the fast-paced, 21st Century global economy. We must make sure that we have the highly educated workforce needed to fill the top jobs in the Commonwealth.”
Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell as he declared November 26-30, 2012 as Virginia College Application Week.
"As a parent of child senior at Elk City High School in Oklahoma, I feel College App Week was a great event for our students. It was fun to see how excited the kids were when they completed their applications, especially those who never considered college as an option. The whole experience was very educational for me, and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.”
Cheryl Firth, a member of the Elk City Parent Leadership Team
“It was certainly my privilege to be a part of the first College App Week in Oklahoma. I believe it to be a valuable initiative that will help students, especially first generation students, take the first step toward college. I witnessed how much it means for high school seniors to have knowledgeable assistance during the application process, which can be overwhelming. I look forward to this program expanding across the state and seeing more Oklahoma students successfully apply to and complete college.”
Phyllis Hudecki, Oklahoma State Secretary of Education